Cheap, Chic Gifts for Your Coworkers

Spreading holiday cheer in your workplace doesn't have to break the bank.

ByABC News via logo
December 3, 2009, 1:27 PM

Dec. 7, 2009— -- The best gift for many Americans this year would be a new job. If you know someone who's out of work, give an hour of your time and talent to offer job search support.

For those who are employed, spreading holiday cheer in your workplace doesn't have to break the bank. Many cheap and chic gifts for coworkers, colleagues and clients don't exceed $15.

IdeaPaint: $15

A mini box of IdeaPaint turns any office surface into a dry erase board. Convert boring conference room walls, filing cabinets, doors and hallways into opportunities for doodles and ideas that inspire. The Web site offers ideas to spark your imagination. Guaranteed to impress, bets are the boss will want to purchase this special paint in bulk.

Chalkboard decals from Off the Wall Expressions: $13

Place the vinyl decals on any wall to create an instant chalkboard. Assorted shapes and sizes of the peel-off wonders are also available from various sellers on Etsy.

Hand-stamped keychains from Anandi's Laboratory: $15

You can't go wrong with a small, hand-stamped metal keychain with a personalized message. One of our versions read, "Robin: You're the key to our 2010 success!" These are mom-made using a variety of metals.

Definition magnets by Daisy Mae Designs: $9

Made by another mom, you can't beat the price for an original gift of six definition magnets. Get creative by selecting any six words found in a dictionary that describe the recipient, and they'll be turned into a mini magnet set with a magnified message.